Category Archives: austrian cinema

Identities 2017: Siebzehn (Seventeen)

Siebzehn Austria 2017 Written by Monja Art Directed by Monja Art Watched on 13.06.2017 Too bad. While it took me a while to really get into the movie (for example, the acting of the supporting cast was a little amateurish; … Continue reading

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Identities 2017: Zwielicht (Twilight) & Mathias (Mathew)

One evening, the Identities film festival played a double bill of Austrian short films about queer subjects, which couldn’t have been more different from each other. Not just because the first one, “Zwielicht”, is almost 40 years old, while “Mathias” … Continue reading

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Viennale 2016 – Day 2: Hidden Reserves (Stille Reserven)

Stille Reserven Austria 2016 Written by Valentin Hitz Directed by Valentin Hitz Watched on 21.10.2016 While Austria isn’t quite such a desert wasteland when it comes to genre movies as Germany, we hardly ever have a try at science fiction. … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 1: Attack of the Lederhosenzombies

Attack of the Lederhosenzombies Austria 2016 Written by Dominik Hartl & Armin Prediger Directed by Dominik Hartl Watched on 22.09.2016 The title should already make it clear that “Attack of the Lederhosenzombies” isn’t a straight-out horror movie, but rather a … Continue reading

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At the Movies 2016: Safari

Safari AUT 2016 Written by Directed by Ulrich Seidl Watched on 14.09.2016 I was very much looking forward to Ulrich Seidl’s newest documentary, however, I have to say that I ended up slightly disappointed. There is one truly devastating moment, … Continue reading

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Viennale 2015 – Day 10: Einer von uns (One of Us)

Einer von uns AUT 2015 Written by Stephan Richter Directed by Stephan Richter Watched on 31.10.2015 This is going to be a hard review to write, since a) I’m an advocate for Austrian cinema, b) I commend the filmmakers for … Continue reading

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Viennale 2015 – Day 5: Last Shelter

Last Shelter AUT 2015 Written by Gerald Igor Hauzenberger Directed by Gerald Igor Hauzenberger Watched on 26.10.2015 “Last Shelter” is a good, objective and well-made documentary that nevertheless, in my opinion, missed the last punch. I didn’t find it particularly … Continue reading

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